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Easy Slide Prep

(Optional) Automated Slide Prep for High Sample Volumes

The Scorpion for MicroFISH from Art Robbins Instruments automates cell and probe dispensing for up to 12 MicroFISH slides in under 20 minutes. The instrument monitors and reports probe inventory and tracks lot expirations to streamline ordering. Produces paper and electronic score sheets ready for entering counts by the slide readers. 

  • Precisely dispenses cells and probe onto MicroFISH slides
  • Load and go operation
  • Tracks probe volumes, lots, expiration dates and catalog numbers
  • Verifies sufficient probe levels prior to operation
  • Small, square footprint (19x19 inches / 48x48 cm)

Easy Operation

  1. Label MicroFISH Slides in trays and load onto Scorpion.
  2. Enter information on cell samples and select probe panel.
  3. Load cell sample tubes and probe rack.
  4. Press GO. 

MicroFISH Assay System — 8x Probes per Slide

The MicroFISH Assay System condenses a FISH panel of 1 to 8 probes onto a single slide using just 1 microliter of cell sample and probe per hybridization. Labs can save up to $400 in probe reagent per panel. Uses a simple workflow so technicians can set up slides in a fraction of the time.

  • Cuts probe cost per test up to 90%
  • Reduces hands-on technician time > 75%
  • Produces consistently high quality probe signals 
  • Optional automated slide preparation available 

Simple Workflow

Dispense 1 µl of fixed cells into wells to receive probe, pretreat if desired, then add 1 µl of the probe solutions. Place a single 22x50 mm coverslip over the wells — rubber cement is not required! Denature in the CytoBrite System then transfer to the humidity-controlled MicroFISH Hybridization Oven. After probe hybridization, the Little Dipper Processor automatically shakes off coverslips then washes and dries slide ready for counterstaining and visualization. 

Related Products

MicroFISH® Hybridization Oven

Little Dipper® Processor for FISH

CytoBrite® Slide Incubation System

Scorpion for MicroFISH